Office of the Inspector General, USPS Criminal Investigator - SAFO in New Orleans, Louisiana
The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Criminal Investigator position within the Office of Investigation, Southern Area Field Office Team located in New Orleans, LA. The successful candidate must have experience in planning, conducting and/or leading complex federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.
Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 4, 2020 will be considered. The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience. This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-11, 12 or 13. The salary range for this position is $64,009 - $118,603 includes locality. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) is authorized. Compensation includes 1811 LEAP coverage in primary position under law enforcement retirement. Relocation expenses will not be paid. Travel Required: 50% or Less Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and exhibit a high degree of character and have experience conducting complex Federal criminal, civil, and administrative investigations.
Plans, conducts and/or coordinates criminal, civil and administrative investigations relating to alleged or suspected violations of Federal laws committed by or against Postal Service personnel or Postal Service contractors.
Obtains and evaluates information to support all criminal and civil investigations.
Applies for and serves warrants for arrests, searches and seizures as appropriate and provided by law.
Prepares requests and/or reviews/approves requests for subpoenas, consensual monitoring, and other requests requiring higher authority.
Assists Government attorneys in the preparation of grand jury presentations and court cases; serves as a witness in grand juries, criminal and civil courts and administrative forums.
Maintains liaison with other offices, agencies, and appropriate organizations as needed.
Conducts investigations using various techniques such as surveillance, interviewing and interrogating, examining files and records, obtaining physical and documentary evidence and undercover assignments.
Collects, evaluates and preserves physical and documentary evidence. Utilizing cameras and other electronic surveillance equipment to gather evidence. Travel Required 50% or less You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
You must currently be an 1811 criminal investigator and have at least one or more years of experience as a criminal investigator at a GS-11, 12 or 13 equivalent grade level in the 1811 occupation series. NON-QUALIFYING experience includes: security details, intelligence analysis, corrections or guard duty, physical security, and military/security police officer. YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NARRATIVE SECTION AFTER EACH EVALUATION FACTOR IN THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH YOU MUST FULLY EXPLAIN HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE YOU GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AS LISTED IN EACH OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS. You will not be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or "See resume" or similar language will be scored a zero (0)); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor. In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name, title, and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university Completed Basic Criminal Investigative Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or its equivalent (You must submit a copy of the certification) Currently serve as a federal law enforcement officer classified as an 1811 series criminal investigator and have served in that position for a minimum of one or more years at the equivalent GS-13 grade level (You must submit a current SF-50 or equivalent that demonstrates your federal law enforcement status and grade level) Demonstrated experience planning, conducting and/or leading complex criminal investigations Must have received a satisfactory performance rating on your most recent performance appraisal (Fiscal year 2018 and 2019). If a performance appraisal is not available, you must submit a written statement stating the reason (You must submit a copy of your latest performance appraisal) In accordance with applicable laws, the applicant selected for this position must: Maintain eligibility to operate motor vehicles Must be at least 21 years of age and not have reached 37th birthday at the time of initial appointment to law enforcement position Qualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms, including no current or previous domestic violence convictions Maintain physical, mental and emotional standards and requirements necessary to perform law enforcement assignments Work unscheduled irregular hours with the possibility of personal risk Must be willing to relocate at the direction of management Applicants that do not meet the minimum qualification requirements will not be considered. EVALUATION FACTORS You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume. Demonstrated experience planning, conducting and/or leading complex criminal investigations Demonstrative ability to define problems, analyze alternatives and recommend solutions to difficult problems or issues Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing facts and circumstances of investigations to individuals and groups You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or "See resume" or similar language will be scored a zero (0) ); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.
Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs: Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options. For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure. Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/. Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs. Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service. For further information, please refer to our website at:
https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not). This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to email@example.com. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.